Majorca: Es Camp de Mar

Cala Ratjada

Bahia Camp de Mar
Grupo Cabau

Until the first half of the 20th century, the 180-meter long sandy cove of Camp de Mar and the rest of the coastal locations in the area of Calvià, in the southwest of Mallorca, had been poor seafaring areas and, further back in time, in previous centuries, fertile ground for piracy and fishing. Later this place would acquire a certain mythology when the mythical artist, antiquarian, great expert in the work of Goya and English spy Thomas Harris, son of the Sevillian Enriqueta Rodríguez de León and the master jeweler and art expert Lionel Harris, founder of the Spanish Art Galleries of Madrid and London, settled in the place in 1949. But the urbanization of the area would not take off until the eighties, when residential developments began to proliferate around Camp de Mar, captivating celebrities such as the international German model Claudia Schiffer or the Spanish singer Ana Torroja, the former voice of the group Mecano, who established one of their summer residences in the area.